YES! There's A Better Way!
CAPTCHA2 is a whole new method of human verification. One you won't hate. In fact, it's kind of like a game.
Instead of decoding impossible-to-read distorted text and having to type it in, all you have to do is CLICK!
Yep, really. That's it!
And one of the best features is that the PHP Captcha generator code it is free for moderate use! Runs as a service, no complicated setup.
Give it a go yourself. Here's a test of the test. Click it. Hack it. Abuse it. But, above all, enjoy it!
CAPTCHA2 is simply an image with a bunch of alphabetic characters in it.
Click the appropriate letter twice in a row and PRESTO! you're in!
Easy as pie. Fun even.
And, it is extremely easy to use!
The Problem At Hand
Why would some mad hacker want to use a computer robot to scour the web simply to fill in and submit forms anyway?
In a word: SPAM! Yep, that's what they call it. Form Spam specifically. It's basically the same as e-mail spam, but instead of sending their ads for "enlarging this" or "reducing that" to unsuspecting e-mail recipients, they submit their putrescence to be posted on legitimate online forums, blog comments, and the like.
And that's the innocuous stuff. Many times it's for much more villainous, hacker type reasons.
So, webmasters came up with the CAPTCHA test to verify that it's actually a human being submitting the info and not some nefarious spam bot.
Unfortunately, the solution they came up with, the image CAPTCHAS that you have to read and type the letters and numbers into the box, really needs to be accompanied with a Surgeon General's warning: "May cause eyes to pop out and head to explode in annoyance."
And thus, CAPTCHA2 was born!
But, Is It secure?
Here's a very sad fact . . .
Those super annoying CAPTCHAS that constantly plague our cyber lives? They're commonly cracked with a success rate from 20% clear up to 90% or even 100%!
So, all that annoyance and they don't work that well anyway.
When it comes to CAPTCHA security, there are two elements you must consider: 1) the test itself and 2) the implementation of the test.
So, hackers will either 1) use advanced artificial intelligence in conjunction with OCR (optical character recognition) to automatically decipher each character in the image or 2) bypass the test altogether through finding holes in the implementation (like reusing session IDs). Either way, you end up with a system that stops legitimate users but not spammers.
CAPTCHA2 has been engineered to address both of these issues.
Bottom line: CAPTCHA2 is at least as secure as what is commonly out there today.
Let's Get Started!
After you have exhausted yourself from dancing around in rapturous joy, come back and click here to get started setting up an account to start using this cool, fun new CAPTCHA system to stop spam, not people. Why not? It's Free!